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DUST 514: Beta Registration Open

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,583MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

CCP Games has announced that beta registrations for DUST 514 are now being taken on the official site. EVE players and attendees at this year's FanFest will have preferential access but all registrants have the potential to be included in the ever-increasing number of beta players.

If accepted, beta registrants will be notified with an email invitation and instructions on how to access the beta. Thousands of players have already been able to experience DUST 514 during its closed beta, and CCP is beginning to let limited numbers of players join the action. Select players from CCP's MMO EVE Online will gain entry into the DUST 514 beta this week, as well as all those who attended the EVE Fanfest convention in Iceland this past March. The beta will continue to expand throughout the summer, and CCP will discuss more details at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

Register on the DUST 514 site though at the moment a database error is presenting itself.

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  • TheDorTheDor Denver, COPosts: 84Member
    The registration site isn't working for me right now.

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  • LoboMauLoboMau Marinha GrandePosts: 396Member

    Its so stupid that this game is only in the PS3! I want to play it in my PC!!!! :(

  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAPosts: 1,704Member

    Dust should have been a PC game.  We could use a new quality PC shooter right now and PC gamers have come to expect more as far as metagame goes than PS3 players who could care less about EVE Online.

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  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LoboMau

    Its so stupid that this game is only in the PS3! I want to play it in my PC!!!! :(

    all i can say is i think the whole PS3 thing is a fail of EPIC proportions, and while i was very interested in Dust514, there is not a chance in hell that i would purchase a PS3 on the strength of it.. It makes absolutely no sense at all to have it as a PS3 exclusive, as by now it should be abundantly clear to anyone, that even on a sales basis, Xbox games outsell PS3 versions by  a factor of at least 2:1 .. not that i'd buy an Xbox to play the game either, im not a fan of consoles in any way shape or form, I have a PC which is far superior to any existing console and its likely to remain so..  maybe they'll develop a PS3 emulator for the PC.. not like it can't handle it image

    so i'll say it now, Huge flop incoming..  .. and yes i am a long time Eve player, have been since feb 2004..  and i seriously doubt im the only Eve player to have some serious doubts about Dust 514.image

  • KushmasterKushmaster Chandler, AZPosts: 47Member

    Well HELL yeah. Makes me glad to own a PS3. You can always count on PlayStation to have great games.

  • UhwopUhwop Wilm, DEPosts: 1,663Member Uncommon

    I'm an EVE player, and I LOL at the haters.

    Can't wait for this game.  Unlike the elitist, lolz my pc is better crowd, I own a PS3, love my PS3, so much in fact that I gave my 360 away.  I look forward to playing this PS3 exclusive on my wonderful PS3 console; with a controller, and my G15 keyboard plugged into my super awesome PS3 so I can type to people.

     

    BTW, a PS3 game may not sell as well as an Xbox game, but a PS3 game sure sells more then PC games.  Doh!

     

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Uhwop

    I'm an EVE player, and I LOL at the haters.

    Can't wait for this game.  Unlike the elitist, lolz my pc is better crowd, I own a PS3, love my PS3, so much in fact that I gave my 360 away.  I look forward to playing this PS3 exclusive on my wonderful PS3 console; with a controller, and my G15 keyboard plugged into my super awesome PS3 so I can type to people.

     

    BTW, a PS3 game may not sell as well as an Xbox game, but a PS3 game sure sells more then PC games.  Doh!

     

    The point wasnt that it should be on the PC and not on the PS3, but that it is on the PS3  and on no other platform, since the PS3 platform is a fairly small one, never mind that its larger than the PC platform - although not by much judging by the sales figures, by deliberately limiting the game to a single platform, means that the game has less chance of success, by a significant margin. Even from a business standpoint, or i should say, especially from a business standpoint, it makes absolutely no sense. I may as well say I TOLD YOU SO, now, because i think its pretty clear what will become of this game.image

  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAPosts: 688Member

    I'm sure it will be a great game, but the PS3 thing is pure idiocy.  I know CCP wants to bring in an entirely new market to the EVE universe but...  I'm really not sure how many PS3 gamers have ever even heard of EVE.  I am an EVE player and I do not own a PS3.  I will not be purchasing a PS3, so I will not be playing Dust.  Had it come out on PC i would have bought it for sure.   I predict a fail but whatever, I'll just play Planetside 2 instead. 

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  • gilgamesh42gilgamesh42 tampa, FLPosts: 300Member

    they must of  made one sweet deal with sony to not bring this to the pc 

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  • UhwopUhwop Wilm, DEPosts: 1,663Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Phry
    Originally posted by Uhwop

    I'm an EVE player, and I LOL at the haters.

    Can't wait for this game.  Unlike the elitist, lolz my pc is better crowd, I own a PS3, love my PS3, so much in fact that I gave my 360 away.  I look forward to playing this PS3 exclusive on my wonderful PS3 console; with a controller, and my G15 keyboard plugged into my super awesome PS3 so I can type to people.

     

    BTW, a PS3 game may not sell as well as an Xbox game, but a PS3 game sure sells more then PC games.  Doh!

     

    The point wasnt that it should be on the PC and not on the PS3, but that it is on the PS3  and on no other platform, since the PS3 platform is a fairly small one, never mind that its larger than the PC platform - although not by much judging by the sales figures, by deliberately limiting the game to a single platform, means that the game has less chance of success, by a significant margin. Even from a business standpoint, or i should say, especially from a business standpoint, it makes absolutely no sense. I may as well say I TOLD YOU SO, now, because i think its pretty clear what will become of this game.image

     I would ask that you take one second, and consider your logic here.

    In one post you call out potential sales compared to the xbox.  Then you say it shouldn't be on the PS3 at all?  It's pretty safe to assume that even a PS3 exlusive title is going to sell more copies then a game that is PC only.  It's just the nature of video games, more people are playing on a console, any console, then they are PC.  11/2011 saw over a 50% increase in PC sales, due to ONLY 2 games, "primarilly".  That doesn't happen on any console.

    Let's see.  F2P shooter, with possibly only a box cost, connected to the EVE universe, were your actions will have a direct impact on taht universe, were people in the internet spaceship game can have a direct impact on the PS3 shooter game, and not have to worry about whether or not some people have an advantage because they use a mouse and keyboard over a controller, were it's harder to hack the game, and were you have a broader audience.

    Not to mention CCP having clearly stated that the goal is to get people who aren't familliar, or couldn't get into the internet spaceship part of the EVE universe, into the EVE universe.

    You can I told you so all you like, I don't fall for psyics and fortune tellers, they're just con artists.

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon

    well i love EvE...

    I recall long ago i bought an xbox just to play Futurama- and Judge dredd. ats all i used it for. had pc for my mmo games.

    If you have the cash, just buy a ps3 just for this game- see it as a 'passport' to play your eve character on  terrain.

    makes up for all the FREE expansions youve been getting through the years in eveonline.

     

    <.<

    Epic Fail-perhaps but i will never know.

     

     
     
  • KiljaedenasKiljaedenas New Westminster, BCPosts: 468Member

    Also, worth noting, if memory serves CCP did try to also get it on the Xbox, but Microsoft wasn't willing to agree on who would control the servers (or some other technical aspect like that). In the end, Microsoft declined the option, a.k.a. it was MICROSOFT, not CCP, that completely shut down the possibility of this going to the Xbox. The PS3 is the only other console that is powerful enough to handle the game, therefore they had to go PS3 exclusive.

    And also, keep in mind, right at the start of development CCP had the goal of breaking into a completely different customer market, the console gamers. They already have a game in the PC market (obviously), they are directly trying to expand their horizons. If Dust does well on the PS3 I can definitely see it getting ported to the PC. Either way, I'm looking forward to it myself.

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  • jakinjakin somewhere, ONPosts: 243Member Common

    People always get this backwards.

    Dust 514 is not about bringing console players into the EVE universe, it's about CCP branching into the console market.  Dust 514 isn't being developed for PC because CCP already has a PC game.

    One day years ago, CCPs executives decided they wanted to create a console branch.  The senior producers took a look at all the possible genres to develop and decided on a FPS.  It was at that point they decided to leverage their existing IP, and then listened to "that guy" who said "wouldn't it be cool if the console game could interact with EVE!"

    The Sony thing was apparently the best available choice, given Microsoft is apparently difficult to work with (and frankly, the PS3 is the better machine - that may have had something to do with it). 

    While I'm sure there will be some cross-over from EVE players.  DUST is all about CCP making a name in the console market - they want to bring in brand new customers, not just milk more money out of their existing PC customers.

  • sc1ronsc1ron san diego, CAPosts: 8Member

    Is everyone on this thread forgetting that Planetside 2 is coming out on the PC? Do you know who develops Planetside 2?  If you can figure that little bit out maybe you might understand why its a ps3 exclusive at launch.  Expect it to hit the PC in the coming months.  Its already has keyboard/mouse support on the ps3 and connects to the CCP (Not SOE) servers.

  • ZagavaVonnZagavaVonn Akron, OHPosts: 249Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gilgamesh42

    they must of  made one sweet deal with sony to not bring this to the pc 

    Yes, it will be interesting to see what the numbers are but it's insane they are only on a PS3 console... I hope someone can dig this info out from them it would be fun to see... image

  • Mors.MagneMors.Magne LondonPosts: 1,420Member
    Originally posted by LoboMau

    Its so stupid that this game is only in the PS3! I want to play it in my PC!!!! :(

    I agree up to a point. However, it's easier to have DUST on PS3 and Eve running on your PC at the same time - this would enable a more co-ordinated orbital bombardment.

  • xeniarxeniar Posts: 805Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mors.Magne
    Originally posted by LoboMau

    Its so stupid that this game is only in the PS3! I want to play it in my PC!!!! :(

    I agree up to a point. However, it's easier to have DUST on PS3 and Eve running on your PC at the same time - this would enable a more co-ordinated orbital bombardment.

     This is CCP's plan they want you to have them both running at the same time. hence no fee for dust.

    and OMg unnecesarry console hate.. get a life please.

  • KyuzoS8KyuzoS8 Oxford, MAPosts: 13Member

    wait this game is only for the ps3? what... why noob company's thinking haveing the game on 1 platfoarm is smart.

  • xeniarxeniar Posts: 805Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by KyuzoS8

    wait this game is only for the ps3? what... why noob company's thinking haveing the game on 1 platfoarm is smart.

     Because this will interact with the PC universe of EVE, they might be able to combine all gaming ports. but companys would have to agree to that.

     

    This issnt just a shooter..... This is no CoD

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by xeniar
    Originally posted by KyuzoS8

    wait this game is only for the ps3? what... why noob company's thinking haveing the game on 1 platfoarm is smart.

    This issnt just a shooter..... This is no CoD

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    i respect CCP descicion togo with ps3- they need a seemless graphic console to use for this game.

  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member

    Thank you MMORPG for this reminder.  Signed up and am looking forward to the opportunity.

    I was just telling some people who haven't heard of this game and its concept yesterday.  If CCP can pull this off, (PC MMORPG interacting with a console FPS in a meaningful way) they will have truely pushed the bar higher and set a new standard.

  • cosycosy ColentinaPosts: 3,304Member

    hehe CCP already suppose that future users have a PC and a PS3

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  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member
    Originally posted by cosy

    hehe CCP already suppose that future users have a PC and a PS3

    I do...but that is besides the point as I will not be playing Eve.

  • TLa77TLa77 PirkkalaPosts: 4Member
    Originally posted by wormywyrm

    Dust should have been a PC game.  We could use a new quality PC shooter right now and PC gamers have come to expect more as far as metagame goes than PS3 players who could care less about EVE Online.

     

    Well, how about waiting or testing the Firefall? They're inviting people quite fast in recently.

    I've been at the beta test some time now and I must admit that the game is looking really promising, even with quite limited content at the beta phase 1.

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  • killkoolkillkool Almere-HavenPosts: 81Member Uncommon

    We both my gf and I play Eve i not so fanatic any more as she. But as on PC outcomes i buy it if stays an console game we buy it not we have 6 accounts on EVE. I have played Eve since may 2003. The last patch for EVE was disaster for POS players it now is guessing which compeling array too set on they all look the same now. Every change is not an improvement.

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